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Pharmacist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Pharmacist"

How much does a Pharmacist in the federal government get paid? $115,210.47* *Based on the 2016 average.
10,143 EMPLOYEES
$1.16B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Pharmacist was the 32nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 10,143 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Pharmacist, with an average salary of $117,177.

Government Pharmacist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes all positions which involve professional and scientific work in the field of pharmacy. The work typically involves the compounding of prescriptions of physicians, dentists, and other licensed practitioners; the formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals; research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs; advising on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultive, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of a pharmacy program for hospital, clinic, or other medical care facility. Some positions involve the evaluation of drug proposals submitted by private industry and the surveillance of marketed drugs for safety and efficacy.

Agencies that have hired a Pharmacist

Pharmacist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Pharmacist is $115,210.47. The highest paid Pharmacist made $225,000 in 2016.

Common Pharmacist Payscales

Payscale Number of Pharmacist Employees
GS - General Schedule 9,285
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 766
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 77
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 9
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 4
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1

Category: N/A
Occupation Family: 0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP

Average Pharmacist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Pharmacist was $84,245. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,173 in 2017.


Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0660.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/pharmacist/2016